The Expanse Boxed Set: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
- #1: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) (Paperback): $16.99
- #2: Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) (Paperback): $17.99
- #3: Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse #3) (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) (Paperback): $17.99
- #5: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) (Paperback): $17.99
- #6: Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse #6) (Paperback): $17.99
- #7: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) (Paperback): $18.99
- #8: Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse #8) (Paperback): $18.99
The first three novels in James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling epic science fiction saga the Expanse -- now a major television series.
"Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." -- George R.R. Martin
Humanity has colonized the solar system, but two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil.
When a reluctant ship's captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history.
About the Author
James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Find out more about this series at www.the-expanse.com.
"The science fictional equivalent of A Song of Ice and Fire...only with fewer beheadings and way more spaceships."NPR Books on Cibola Burn
"The Expanse series is the best space opera series running at full tilt right now, and Cibola Burn continues that streak of excellence."io9 on Cibola Burn
I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own. Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red!
Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.
- reviewed by Diane, customer